Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World Derek Onley

ISBN: 9780691131320

Published: April 1st 2007

Paperback

256 pages


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Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World  by  Derek Onley

Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World by Derek Onley
April 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780691131320 | 9.76 Mb

This is the first comprehensive field guide to the worlds 136 species of albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm petrels, and diving petrels. Because many of these birds spend most of their lives far from the coast, traveling from ocean to ocean inMoreThis is the first comprehensive field guide to the worlds 136 species of albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm petrels, and diving petrels. Because many of these birds spend most of their lives far from the coast, traveling from ocean to ocean in a constant search for food, they are poorly known, enigmatic, and often hard to identify in the field.

This guide will make field identification much easier. It illustrates every species and shows the distinct plumages of each. It contains 46 high-quality color plates opposite concise descriptions and a color distribution map, with more complete species descriptions following. Species are illustrated on the same page as their confusion species, allowing direct comparisons for more accurate identifications.This field guide includes information on breeding, feeding, distribution, migration, and conservation.

And it illustrates for the first time several extremely rare species, such as Becks and MacGillivrays Petrels, and the New Zealand Storm-Petrel, which was rediscovered only in 2004.Seabird watchers will find this an indispensable field guide for use around the world.A comprehensive guide to all 136 species of open-ocean seabirds, with subspecies and morphs fully illustratedDesigned for field use, with concise information opposite plates, and close- and long-range identification tipsConfusion species included on plates to aid accurate identificationDetailed species accounts, including a color distribution map for each speciesFull treatment of recently rediscovered and rarely seen species



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